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Animal models

Research Field

Skin in the Game

| William Aryitey |

Could donated human skin provide a viable alternative to animal testing?

Tools & Techniques

Escaping the Rat Race

| Stefan Amisten |

Over-reliance on rodent models could be leading drug discovery in the wrong direction

Tools & Techniques

Rush at Your Peril

| Eleftherios P. Diamandis |

False discoveries have plagued biomarker research for years: don't trust everything you read.

Outside the Lab

Pulling Back the Pre-Clinical Curtain

| William Aryitey |

Are mouse models the best option we have?

Research Field

Womb with a View

| Roisin McGuigan |

Will premature infants soon be able to return to a uterine environment to finish their development?

Tools & Techniques

Small(er) Sequence, Big(ger) Promise

| Ruth Steer |

CRISPR gene editing with a newly characterized orthologue may bring the approach closer to the clinic.

Tools & Techniques

An End to Animal Testing is Not Yet in Sight

| Sandy Mackay, | Bella Williams |

We need alternatives but, right now, in vivo methods might be the best option we have

Tools & Techniques

Amazing Animals (The Art of Translation)


Incredible images of the animal models that play such a vital role in medical research

Tools & Techniques

When is a Negative a Positive?

| Robert S. Kerbel |

We need to change attitudes towards publishing "negative" results

Tools & Techniques

Lost in Translation?

| Pascal Sanchez, | Steve Finkbeiner, | Kate Possin |

Scientists from opposite ends of the translational spectrum have teamed up to help solve a pressing problem in Alzheimer’s research. By creating a human equivalent to the water mazes used in rodent studies, they hope to allow easier comparison of data from animal and human studies.

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